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Stacy is a local girl. She grew up in Clarks Summit, Lackawanna County.

She joined the WNEP news team in July, 2011 first covering central Pennsylvania. Now she is the Lackawanna County beat reporter.

Stacy comes to Newswatch 16 from WWNY-TV in Watertown, NY where she was a “one-man-band,” shooting, writing, and editing her own stories. There she covered the Thousand Islands region of New York, and the 10th Mountain Division of the Army based at Fort Drum.

Stacy honed her skills at Syracuse University where she graduated magna cum laude in 2010 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. In college, she was a member of the nation’s oldest and largest entirely student-run TV station, CitrusTV.

Before her TV days, Stacy was on the 50-yard line as “Miss Comet” with the Abington Heights Marching Band. She’s a sports “phanatic.” She likes to cheer on all the Philadelphia sports teams and her beloved Orange.

When she’s not working, Stacy is a judge and coach for Odyssey of the Mind teams in NEPA. Stacy lives with her cat, Utley.

If you have a story idea, or just want to say hi, send Stacy an e-mail.

Recent Articles
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    High School Students Test Their Skills

    SCRANTON — High school students were put to the test Wednesday in Lackawanna County, but instead of paper and pencil, they had hammers, drills, scissors, and screwdrivers. Johnson College hosted the SkillsUSA competition for high schoolers looking to enter the workforce after graduation. These high school students have a big test. One group is building walls that could go into a house, another group is putting together the cabinets that could be hung on that wall. These are skills these […]

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    Taxi Company Explores New Territory in Scranton

    SCRANTON — A new taxi cab company is coming to Scranton. It’s an industry that hasn’t seen much competition in the Electric City, but the owner of the new company says the city needs more taxi cabs on the streets, even with the growth of ride-sharing services such as Uber. Burgit’s Electric City Taxi has been in business in Wilkes-Barre for close to 40 years. The owner says it wasn’t a cakewalk bringing the taxi service to Scranton. He had […]

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    VIDEO: Thieves Steal ATM in Lackawanna County

    COVINGTON TOWNSHIP — The glass door was smashed around 2 a.m. Tuesday as the two robbers used a stolen plow truck to pull the machine out of the wall, and a security camera caught it all. The police tape and empty booth confused customers coming to get cash in the morning. “I was shocked, amazed! I cannot believe it, I cannot believe right here this crap is happening,” said Terri Beers of Sterling. Covington Township police and state troopers are […]

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    Pearl Harbor Memorial Planned for Courthouse Square in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Lackawanna County’s 9/11 Memorial Committee showed pictures Tuesday of a new plaque that will be placed on Courthouse Square in Scranton to honor Lackawanna County natives who were at the attack on Pearl Harbor. The plaque will be installed in front of the courthouse on December 7, the 75th anniversary of the attack. It took the committee nearly two years to compile a list of names. Committee members said 35 people will be on the plaque. At least […]

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    56th Annual Lighting of the Scranton Times Tower Draws Hundreds to Downtown Scranton

    SCRANTON — It’s being to look a lot like Christmas in Scranton! The annual lighting of the tower atop the Scranton Times Building was held Wednesday evening, electrifying the Electric City for the holidays. The event ushers in the holiday season in downtown Scranton, with hundreds of colored lights adorning the radio tower. “This is so much fun that I don’t want to leave,” said Gabrielle Tolerico of Scranton. “Awesome to be with family on a beautiful night like tonight to […]

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    Family to Family Feeds Thousands for Thanksgiving

    SCRANTON — Depending on the amount of people at your table, all the ingredients for a Thanksgiving dinner can get pretty pricey. An organization in Lackawanna County has been helping families afford Thanksgiving for three decades now. There’s a method to the madness as more than 3,000 people file into the ballroom at the Scranton Cultural Center. Volunteers help them fill bags with all the fixings. “I like seeing young people help out like that,” said David Skumanick. “You don’t […]

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    The Barrel and Staff Move On

    SPRING BROOK TOWNSHIP — A popular restaurant in Lackawanna County, known for its Texas wieners and root beer, is closing. The Barrel has made a home for itself along Route 307 in Spring Brook Township, near Moscow. Over the past 26 years, it’s been a home to its employees who have all worked there a decade or more. “Oh, it’s a sad situation, it really is, because it’s like home,” said worker James Noone. “And the owner Gail is such […]

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    T.J.’s Story: Wounded Warriors Waging New Mission

    PITTSTON — U.S. Army Capt. T.J. Hromisin of Pittston was severely injured on a mission in Iraq nearly a decade ago. Hromisin was in his early 20s living out a dream he’d had since middle school. “That was just his goal in life, to be an Army officer, from the time he was in grade school, so he did what he wanted to do,” said T.J.’s mom Mary Ellen Hromisin. T.J.’s mom Mary Ellen and dad Jerry are his caretakers […]

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    Friends of the Poor Fills Stomachs and Hearts

    SCRANTON — Hundreds of people gathered for an early Thanksgiving meal Tuesday night in downtown Scranton. It’s a tradition that’s been around for four decades. This is the 40th Friends of the Poor Thanksgiving Dinner. It’s grown over the years. This tradition was started to feed people but also to provide the company that’s also needed this time of year. Only a few people see the Scranton Cultural Center’s transformation into a Thanksgiving masterpiece — their volunteers who have made […]

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    Feed A Friend Giveaway for More than 1,700 Families

    SCRANTON — Many of your donations to WNEP’s Feed A Friend program are being distributed Tuesday in Lackawanna County. United Neighborhood Centers in Scranton will hand out hundreds of Thanksgiving food baskets ahead of the holiday. Inside St. Mary’s Center on Mifflin Avenue is a well-oiled machine that will distribute hundreds of Thanksgiving food baskets. Student volunteers help folks carry all the food to their cars out in the parking lot. Thousands of brown paper bags contain almost everything you […]

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    Family to Family Thanksgiving in Need of Donations

    SCRANTON — The Family to Family Thanksgiving food basket giveaway is just two days away, and the organization in Lackawanna County only has about $30,000 of its $90,000 goal. Organizers said money is desperately needed to feed more than 3,300 families on Thanksgiving. “We were nervous last year because we ended up running out of food, so we ordered some extra food this year because we certainly don’t want anyone to go without a dinner. So, our bill is a […]

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    Three Huskies Found Malnourished, Neglected

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — An animal shelter in Lackawanna County has seen an influx of malnourished and neglected dogs this month, coincidentally, all of the same breed. They’re being added to a growing list of open animal abuse investigations. Over the past four weeks, the humane officer from Griffin Pond Animal Shelter near Clarks Summit has picked up three huskies, all victims of abuse. Two of them were severely malnourished. The humane officer now has the tough task of tracking […]